Presentation on theme: "Here’s what’s happened so far… Campaign Objectives 1)To build a civil society movement around ending the immigration detention of children 1)To convince."— Presentation transcript:
Campaign Objectives 1)To build a civil society movement around ending the immigration detention of children 1)To convince political leaders and stakeholders that children should not to be in immigration detention 3)To urge governments to undertake legal, policy and practical action not to detain children 4)To support the development of international legal frameworks which ensure that children and their families are not detained for migration related reasons
1. Free Children should under no circumstances be detained. Liberty is a fundamental human right. 2. Treated as children Children are, first and foremost, children and should be treated in full accordance with international law regarding child rights. 3. Looked after The best interest of the child must be the primary consideration in any action that a State might take in relation to a child. 4. In the community States should transpose into their respective legislation and practice an end to the detention of children for migration reasons and seek to develop appropriate community placement models. 5. With their parents Consistent with the principles of family unity, the parents or primary care-givers should not be detained, but should be allowed to live in the community setting with their children, while having their status assessed. Unaccompanied or separated children should be appointed an independent guardian. Campaign position: Children should be…
The Campaign has been formally endorsed by 80 organisations including OHCHR, UNHCR, UNICEF Amnesty International, APT and the Jesuit Refugee Service.
In Europe, it has been endorsed by: Salusbury world Refugee Centre Bail for Immigration Detainees AVID (Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees) Medact Refugee Health Network End Child Detention Now UK Asylum Welcome Aditus foundation Hungarian Helsinki Committee France terre d'asile JRS International Platform Minors in Exile-Platform Kinderen op de Vlucht-Palte-forme Mineurs en Exil Ligue des droits de l'Homme (Belgique francophone) Campaign endorsements
Research Launched with the campaign Interviews with 70 detained children from 11 countries Practical model- CCAP Availiable at www.idcoalition.org/ ccap
It had launches in Mexico, South Africa, Malta, Malaysia, Finland and it was nominated for an innovation award in the Sheffield Film Festival. It also had a social media launch in Greece. We continue to use this resource at high-level UN events as well
Country focus months The idea: – cluster targeted national activities – brings together civil society – allows for media coverage – perfect for stepping up government engagement – opportunity to platform detention visits, report launches and other activities The countries have been chosen based on : regional balance member base concern around child detention the likelihood of change
Country focus months The campaign has held focus months in: – Mexico – Australia – South Africa – Malaysia – Greece !!